Artist Anne Herbert to discuss works at Art Talk Sept. 15

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Artist Anne Herbert to discuss works at Art Talk Sept. 15

Herbert’s art is featured at University of Mobile Marilyn Foley Art Gallery

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile Marilyn Foley Art Gallery is featuring works by Birmingham artist Anne Herbert through Sept. 30, in an exhibit titled “Ghost Skins.”

Herbert will speak at Art Talk on Sept.15 at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Marilyn Foley Art Gallery on campus.

The gallery is in the Ben May Building and is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the gallery and Art Talk are free.

“Painting has the capacity to present a duality, a moment that simultaneously exists outside of oneself, but which finds resonance within,” said Herbert. “My work acknowledges the presence of many dualities: external and internal, seen and unseen, awareness and obscurity, recognition and uncertainty.”

Herbert is currently a visual arts instructor for the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham. She maintains a strong creative practice and exhibits regularly; most recently she has had solo exhibitions at Gallery 213 in Montgomery and the Gadsden Museum of Art. She has also had paintings selected for Art Fields in Lake City, SC and the Wiregrass Biennial at the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan.

Herbert received her Master of Fine Arts in studio art from the University of Alabama and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Montevallo.

“Increasingly, I think about the sensation of experience, and painting the feeling of being immersed in an environment and experience,” said Herbert. “When experiencing the world, it’s not just your eyes and brain that are engaged, but your whole body. You can sense the environment behind you, on the periphery, feel it under your feet, as well as see it with your eyes.”

Herbert said the imagery within her paintings “derives from an experiential reference point, one which includes the perceptual world of observation, as well as sensory experience and emotion.”

“The resulting image is not recognizable as a specific place or space, but rather reminds the viewer of the fullness and complexity of experience,” she said.

For information about visual arts at the university, call Phillip Counselman, associate professor of art, at 251.442.2283 or email pcounselman@umobile.edu.

About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

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Trey Taulbee

Trey Taulbee

Trey oversees all facets of the university’s creative process, including photo, video, design, print and digital media. He received his Bachelor of Science in Communication from UM and his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University. Prior to his current role, Trey worked in enrollment services and student life. Additionally, Trey co-owns a photography business with his wife, Michelle, specializing in wedding and portrait photography. He lives on Alabama’s eastern shore with Michelle, son, Jack and dogs Cammie & Malone.